Cape Town: a must-do for all adventurers

Cape Town: a must-do for all adventurers

A rich cultural history and a stunning geographical location makes Cape Town one of the most amazing places in the world to visit…

Originally known as the ‘Cape of Good Hope’ during colonial times it was and still is a thriving hub of economic activity well known for its staggeringly beautiful landscape and incredibly diverse wildlife. It is the place for adventure; drawing surfers, divers and hikers from all round the world to pay tribute to large waves, stunning sea life and unforgettable scenery. After all Cape Town is the gateway to the Western Cape, home of the Table Mountain national park and the Cape Floral Kingdom.

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The region’s unique climate comes from its borders with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, providing a mix of both cold and warm water. This guarantees a unique selection of beaches with different wave-size, water temperature and sea life ideal for surfers and divers of all skills and experience. If you do go surfing, make sure to go early in the morning and during the right season to avoid the large crowds that can sometimes plague surf hot spots.

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Cape Town is at a cultural crossroads and draws influence from its Dutch, English and African past, which means that there is a wonderful culinary experience on offer to all who visit. Among the food and drink is a wonderful selection of vegetables and spices used in some of the finest seafood restaurants in the world, many of them located along the V&A Waterfront. South Africans in particular are proud of their outdoor cooking, especially the different ways they cook their meat including ‘biltong’(cured meat) and ‘Boerewor’ (sausage). This is washed down with ‘Castle’ lager or alternatively with some fine wine from the Western Cape.

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There is a huge variety of places to stay in Cape Town, including great hostels for surfers or student backpackers, which won’t break the bank. Alternatively, if you are more interested in privacy, location and excellent quality of service, then some of Cape Town’s more up-market hotels may suit your needs.

So get out your diary and reserve a few days or weeks in Cape Town during your travels. The surf, the water, the wildlife and the amazing food are calling out for your appreciation.

By Andris Pielbalgs

Thank you to Andris from MyDestinationInfo for this guest post. If you have an idea for a post you’d like to share with us, please get in touch!

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